It's no secret to friends and family that I'm a huge Disney fan and love to visit Walt Disney World. When I'm not vacationing at Disney, I like to learn as much as I can about the parks, especially their rich history, and ever-changing future. I am a lawyer during the day and love to spend any free time I have with my family. I enjoy video-games and coffee. I also am a wine enthusiast, and thanks to the Disney World half-marathon, I've become a runner. Running helps me participate in another hobby with only minimal guilt, eating. I'm always planning my family's next vacation to Walt Disney World and love to help friends and colleagues plan their Walt Disney World trips. I get a rush helping others - I'm a sucker for a happy ending.
About My Family: I am one of two dads raising two awesome and rambunctious young boys. Every night, I look forward to reading my boys a story (mostly Disney-themed, with Peter Pan being the current number one request) as I tuck my eldest in with his stuffed Mickey and my youngest one in with his stuffed Goofy. My husband, Stefan, and I met ten years ago. We share a love of travel and are Disney Vacation Club members. One of the first trips Stefan and I took was to Walt Disney World. Our first family vacation with our boys was aboard the Disney Cruise Line.
About My Disney Experience: Some of my fondest childhood memories are of vacations I took with my family to Walt Disney World. I vividly remember the wonder I felt as a six-year old boy at the Luau at the Polynesian. Now, I am recreating those special moments for Stefan and our sons, as we make new Disney vacation memories together. My all-time favorite Disney family experience was when I ran the Disney half-marathon and Stefan criss-crossed the park via the monorail to cheer me on the entire way. As Disney Vacation Club members we travel to Walt Disney World often. We love to try new or different experiences each visit, while making sure to set aside time for our favorite restaurants, rides, and other attractions.
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Other Q&A's from this Panelist
We are coming to WDW for the first time in Feb. 2010 with our two boys ages 5 and 2. Can you recommend an itinerary of MUST do things for their ages?
- Asked by Patty on 12/23/2009
What a wonderful age to take your sons to Walt Disney World. I'm a parent of two boys, ages four and two, and I would love to share some of my family's must-dos for our Disney vacations. Your family may have different tastes, but... read more
- Answered by Jonas L., NY
Can't decide, planning on traveling w/ 2g-daughters (ages 5 & 6)& my parents. torn between smaller crowds in Sept & seeing parks decorated for Christmas in Dec. Could you help with pros and cons?
- Asked by Julie from IN on 12/28/2009
You ask a wonderful question, one that I always confront when planning my next Disney vacation. I've vacationed at Disney World during the more crowded Holiday season and during less crowded times. There is no easy answer, so I'll run... read more
- Answered by Jonas L., NY